I came on board the Warm Soda bandwagon as their first full length had been released. I missed out on their debut 7" on Southpaw and just kept putting off grabbing it. Then one day they were all gone. Well, no worries as Southpaw pressed up another batch recently so I was able to get one on clear vinyl.
What it comes down to is this, if you like other Warm Soda records, you're going to like this one as well. The trademarks are all their. Bouncy guitar riffs? Check. Whispered vocals? Check. Sounds like it was recorded in a room made of tin foil? Check. These are the things that make Warm Soda instantly identifiable and I really like them. That being said, I have some friends that just don't like Matthew Melton's vocals. They are different enough to warrant someone having a reaction to them I guess, but I have always thought that within this band, they match perfectly to the pop tunes being created.
Even though I was a little down on the most recent Warm Soda full length (I thought the recording wasn't good and zapped all of the energy out of the songs), listening to their debut 7" again reminded me why I like this band so much. They just write great, catchy songs. Hopefully they have another new album this year, I'm definitely ready for one.
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